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Secrets of the Silk Road

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Secrets of the Silk Road explores the history of the Tarim Basin in western China. Extraordinarily well-preserved mummies and other materials found at the cross-roads of the legendary Silk Road suggest the area was active for thousands of years, with diverse languages, lifestyles, religions, and cultures present.

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Jun 15, 2011 Colin Renfrew
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Colin Renfrew, Disney Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and former Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK presents "Before Silk: Unsolved Mysteries of the Silk Road." The symposium "Reconfiguring the Silk Road: New Research on East-West Exchange in Antiquity" was held in March 2011 at the Penn Museum in conjunction with the major exhibit from China, "Secrets of the Silk Road." The symposium was...
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How are museum exhibits constructed? Take a behind the scenes tour of the installation of the Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition.
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Jun 13, 2011 Dr. Victor Mair
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Contributing Curator Victor Mair introduces the landmark exhibition Secrets of the Silk Road at the Penn Museum February 5 - June 5, 2011. Find out more at http://www.penn.museum/silkroad
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Jun 13, 2011 Penn Museum
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Walk through the Tang dynasty tomb of Emperor Gaozong and his empress, the infamous Wu Zetian, with the Penn Museum's Senior Registrar, Dr. Xiuqin Zhou.
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Get a brief glimpse into the development of the interactive features for the "Secrets of the Silk Road" exhibition with the Penn Museum's Exhibits Department.
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Jun 13, 2011 Penn Museum
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With the Penn Museum's Chief of Staff Jim Mathieu and Senior Registrar Xiuqin Zhou, experience the sights and sounds of a present-day bazaar in the city of Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region.
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Jun 10, 2011 Dr. Victor Mair
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Contributing Curator Victor Mair introduces the landmark exhibition Secrets of the Silk Road at the Penn Museum February 5 - June 5, 2011. Find out more at http://www.penn.museum/silkroad
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Jun 10, 2011 Sarah Laursen
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An introduction to the Penn Museum's famous Tang dynasty horse sculptures with the University of Pennsylvania's East Asian Languages and Cultures graduate student, Sarah Laursen.
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Jun 10, 2011 Stephen Lang
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The Penn Museum's Keeper of the Asian Collections, Stephen Lang, discusses the Buddhist monk Xuan Zang and the Silk Road.
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Mar 2, 2011 Dr. Victor Mair
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Sep 24, 2010 Penn Museum
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Sep 24, 2010 Penn Museum
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